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  • Bradley’s Belly Button Birthday

    You wooed me with your promise of guitar lessons.  While left unattended while my beau was gone for a year, you told me you would teach me to play the guitar.  I had friends who could ‘play’ the guitar, but I had never met someone who could play like you.  I was enchanted, very interested, […]

  • So This is Christmas

    Here is the tree on Christmas Eve, before Santa arrived.  The top is decorated almost completely, in fact a little too much for my taste, but the bottom has been plucked nearly bare as Jude takes one ornament off, and hangs it elsewhere or the it is re-hung higher by a taller person who would […]

  • December House Update

    The siding is nearly complete and the focus has turned to the insides of the house.  The past few weeks have brought the HVAC guy who installed the pipes and vents that will move the air to cool and heat our home.  He brought: The fireplace The Furnace And lots of venting and pipes that […]

  • Favorite Ornaments and Family Stockings

    When Bradley and I were first together we had nary an ornament for our tree.  We made a concerted effort to purchase ‘meaningful’ ornaments, and as time has progressed, we have inherited and purchased more ornaments now that what seems reasonable to hang.  For every ornament, there is also a story.  For a while, we […]

  • Cookie Decorating 2009

    Every year a few days before Christmas we make a pilgrimage out to my parent’s house to make Santa’s cookies, the cookies we leave out for Santa as he makes his way around the globe.  It has been interesting as the tradition has grown from one tiny little niece who decorated cookies all by herself […]


This is the archive for December, 2009.


Gigi Said

  • Topless Tapas 2012-11-03 18:44:52-

    Tami was leaving to go out with her friend and the kids begged to go with her. I said, "you don't want to go with mom, she is going to the Tapas bar and we are going to stay here and play games."

    Gigi stiffened, "That's weird", she said as she blushed. I processed fast and realized the problem. "TAPAS bar. It means 'small plate', not TOPLESS bar!"

Jude Said

  • Nicknames 2013-01-04 21:30:33-

    The checker at the store asked our always conversational little boy what his name was. He replied "Jude" then added "but sometimes they call me pumpkin brown". LOL.

    And they are right. We call him that after the folksong that we sing sometimes.

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